Know your risk for kidney disease


One in nine US Adults and one in three Hoosiers are at risk for kidney disease, but it often goes undetected until it’s severe.  Factors that increase risk include high blood pressure, diabetes and a family history for kidney problems.  Development Director for the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Janine Moore says that “nearly 7,000 Hoosiers are needing life sustaining dialysis.”  That’s why the Kidney Foundation holds free assessments for kidney disease.  June 21 at Headwaters Park, free assessments will be offered as a part of the annual Kidney Walk event.  It’s an approximate three mile walk.

Check in for the walk begins at 9a.m. For those who suffer from kidney disease the event offers supportive information and a way to connect with others going through similar situations.  Information about Kidney Disease, an online quiz, walk registration and more is available on the website. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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